The Crown, Series One – A Netflix Romantic Historical Drama about Queen Elizabeth

November 16, 2016 8 Comments

When first I saw a teaser for Netflix’s The Crown Series One, a drama that crept up on me as I didn’t know of its existence until its first teaser trailer aired, I was intrigued. It wasn’t until time passed, and more information, photos and I read more about the cast that I become completely immersed in the idea of this as a period drama.  

I’ve never been one who followed the royal family (unless seeing multiple adaptations of Queen Victoria and Albert’s story counts), however the fact that this was inspired by a reigning queen’s early days, plus I’d seen a drama about her father (who had the crown forced on him in many ways) and this starred Matt Smith (Doctor Who!) meant that all the ducks were in a row. It was a given, I’d  be watching this.  

The Crown Series One – A Netflix Romantic Historical Drama about Queen Elizabeth. Review of the first season of the Netflix drama. All text © Rissi JC

I had the chance to review this with Silver Petticoat, so read onward to find a tiny review snippet (plus full review link!). Or in the meantime, simply enjoy the pretty pictures!  

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You can purchase The Crown Series One on DVD or stream it with Netflix.  

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The Crown Series One (2016) Review – Netflix’s Sweeping Biographical Drama About Queen Elizabeth 

Netflix is making a prominent niche in the world of television and miniseries. Their most recent original, The Crown, takes a stab at period drama with a biographical drama about Queen Elizabeth II.  Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat Review

The Crown Series One
The Crown Series One – A Netflix Romantic Historical Drama about Queen Elizabeth. Review of the first season of the Netflix drama. All text © Rissi JC

Did you see The Crown? I’d love to get your take on this biographical drama. Let me know what you thought. 


Content Note: There are 2-3 uses of the f-word (over ten episodes), 1-2 coarse words in a sexual context, and a handful of sexual gestures or innuendos (i.e., a woman draws a man’s hand between her legs). A woman engages in an extra-marital affair. There are two instances of male backside nudity. The show is TVMA.

Photos: Netflix

This review first appeared on Silver Petticoat Review.

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8 Comments

  • Anonymous November 17, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    I have not seen this, but it sounds very good. Thanks for the review Rissi. :)

    • Rissi November 19, 2016 at 5:45 AM

      It IS very good! Especially if you like period drama. I binge-watched this one, and hope there is more to come. :) Let me know what you think if you see it. :)

  • Charity November 21, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Loved it. Looking forward to a second binge watch one of these days.

    (There's also two instances, one rather lengthy, of backside nudity.)

    • Rissi November 21, 2016 at 5:52 PM

      *waves* Charity, HI! How are ya? Hope you're well. :)

      I LOVED this one too! In fact, like you, I'm already ready for a secondary binge. Especially since I was pressed for time to get this review set. :) Glad to hear you did too! You've reviewed it, right!? I'll have to read your review to get more of your thoughts.

      (Thanks for catching that! Not sure why I forgot to mention that content issue. See, this is what I get for NOT giving myself more time. ;D)

  • Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads November 21, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Great review! I haven't seen it yet, but I already heard some good things and after reading your review I'm definitely intrigued. It's on the list for the next time I feel like bingewatching Netflix :)

    • Rissi November 28, 2016 at 5:40 PM

      It's fabulous, Lindsey! Or I thought so. :) Hope if you have a chance to see this one, you enjoy. I thought it was particularly good because I'm such a costume drama fanatic. Let me know what you think if you do – and yay for a good Netflix binge. :)

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